Monthly Archives October 2009

PELOSI “REFORM” BILL: TAX OR TREAT?

Americans for Tax Reform has put together a table showing how many times the Pelosi health “reform” bill uses the T word: Nancy’s like the creepy lady down the street on whose door you won’t let your kids knock because who knows what she’s put in the treats. [HT John Goodman]

THE PELOSI WHICH PROJECT

Paranormal legislative activity uncovered by the Sunlight Foundation: Scary.

SARAH PALIN AS EMMANUEL GOLDSTEIN

In 1984, George Orwell describes a daily ritual called “Two Minutes Hate,” in which Party members are required to watch a video and vociferously denounce the alleged enemy of society depicted on the screen. A character named Emmanuel Goldstein was usually the target of the organized vitriol.  In this Orwellian video, released by the DNC, Sarah Palin [...]

ALL YOUR NEW HEALTH CARE TAXES

Americans for Tax Reform has released a comprehensive list of the new taxes contained in HR 3962, the health care “reform” bill released today by Nancy Pelosi: Employer Mandate Excise Tax (Page 275): If an employer does not pay 72.5 percent of a single employee’s health premium (65 percent of a family employee), the employer [...]

SENIORS SHACKLED AT PELOSI PRESSER

Well, the Speaker of the House released a 1,990-page fraud today, and demonstrated again what happens when pesky citizens try to participate in what was once a representative democracy: Is it me or is this crap getting out of hand? [ht John Goodman]

DOES THE PUBLIC REALLY WANT THE PUBLIC OPTION?

George Neumayr thinks not. His evidence? If the support were really there for the PO, the Dems wouldn’t keep rebranding it: That Obama and the Democrats have had to resort to a range of gimmicks and semantic somersaults in this debate contradicts their claim of widespread support for the public option. So, why do polls [...]

NANCY NIXES MEDICARE RATES & ACCESS

First, the (sorta) good news: One of the deadliest features of the “public option” was the likelihood that it would pay according to the Medicare rate schedule. Because Medicare payment rates don’t even cover costs (and I mean costs, not charges), that would mean the bankruptcy of half the community hospitals in the U.S. It [...]

CALL THE OBAMACARE LINE

Funny in a scary sort of way: [ht Ed Morrissey]

REFORM, THE NIXON OBAMA WAY

A good video showing that man, particularly one man residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is not equal to his rhetoric: [HT Michelle Malkin]

THE PUBLIC OPTION AND THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA

The prisoner’s dilemma is essentially a situation in which the incentives for the individual are in conflict with those of the collective. Sullivan demonstrates that the “opt-out” public option presents precisely such a dilemma: The argument against new entitlements requires a macro-level perspective. You have to argue that although a measure may help an individual [...]